Advancing Human Rights through Gender-Responsive Public Services: A feminist alternative to privatisation

Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)
Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)

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  • Day 4: Dec 17 (UTC+8)

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    This session will convene feminist activists, experts, and practitioners working to counter the privatisation and commercialisation of public services that are essential for the realization of women’s rights and the advancement of gender equality. A moderator will spark the debate between key speakers on the fields of care, education, and health.

Speakers:
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona (GI-ESCR)
Kate Donald (Centre for Economic and Social Rights)
Verónica Montúfar (Public Services International)
Anjela Taneja (OXFAM India)

This session will convene feminist activists, experts, and practitioners working to counter the privatisation and commercialisation of public services that are essential for the realisation of women’s rights and the advancement of gender equality. A moderator will spark the debate between key speakers that will share their insights and experiences on the fields of care, education, and health. During the session, all participants will be encouraged to engage in the conversation making interventions, posing questions, and contributing to the analysis related to the following key questions:

• How has the privatisation and commercialisation of public services impacted women’s rights?
• Why and how do we need to re-organise, own, manage and fund public services to advance gender justice?
• Which are the alternatives to privatisation and commercialisation proposed by feminist social movements, activists, and grassroots women’s rights organisations?

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